Crunchyroll Adds Himegoto Cross-Dressing TV Anime
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Media distribution service Crunchyroll announced on Friday that it will stream the television anime adaptation of Norio Tsukudani's four-panel manga Himegoto. The first four episodes will debut for premium members on Monday at 12:00 p.m. ET, and they will be available for free members one week later.
Crunchyroll will stream the series worldwide except in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, China, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan.
The story follows Hime Arikawa (Yūki Kuwahara), a boy who is being chased down by scary people. However, he is rescued from danger by the girls in his school's student council — 18-Kin-san (Yuka Saotome), President Unko (Saki Ono), and Bell-sempai (Hisako Tōjō). The student council will assume Arikawa's debt under one condition: "As the student council's dog, you will spend your high school life in women's clothes."
The cast includes:
Yuka Matenrō (Yuka Saotome) as Aruku 18-Kin-san ("Rated 18+-san")
Saki Ono as President Unko ("Poop")
Hisako Tōjō as Albertina II (Bell-sempai)
Chinatsu Akasaki as Kaguya Arikawa
Minami Tsuda as No. 1
Ayane Sakura as Mitsunaga Oda
Azusa Tadokoro as Hiro
Takuya Eguchi as Tadokoro (not pictured)
Takeyuki Yanase (animation director on Excel Saga, Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal) is directing the anime at Asahi Production, and Kazuho Hyodo (Robot Girls Z, Wanna Be the Strongest in the World) is writing and supervising the scripts. Masaaki Sakurai(Demonbane, G-taste, Nozoki Ana) is designing the characters. The female cast members, under the name Ai Mai Mii Main ("I My Me Mine"), will perform the opening theme song "Troublemaker" and ending theme song "Makeup."
The five-minute anime premiered in Japan on July 7 and began streaming the niconico service on July 8.
Tsukudani launched the manga in WAaI! in 2011, and Ichijinsha published the second compiled book volume in April. Tsukudani also draws the manga adaptation of Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai ~Hitori Bocchi no Utahime~.